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Glorious Glorious Bedrooms

You can learn a thing or two from these celebrity sleep routines

If they’re good enough for Oprah and Tom Cruise, they’re good enough for us!

We all want the same thing—a good night’s sleep, and celebrities are no different. Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn examined how different celebrities sleep and shares some of her tips and solutions to incorporate into your own routine.

LOOK INTO YOUR SNORING
When Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes, he slept in a sound-prooof snoratorium to prevent anyone from hearing him snore so everyone could sleep better. If you have a partner who frequently snores (especially if they show signs off sleep loss), send them to the doctor’s office to check for sleep apnea.

INCORPORATE A BEDTIME ROUTINE
Oprah told Harper’s Bazaar that her one bedtime constant is a bath. She says she’s a bath pro and uses everything from different bubble baths and salts to beads and oils. According to Alanna, a consistent bedtime routine is important because it allowed our bodies to relax and calm down before bedtime. It cues the brain and body that sleep is coming.


INVEST IN A GOOD MATTRESS
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West understand the importance of sleep and reportedly spent almost $1-million on beds and mattresses when they moved to their new home. While you certainly don’t need to spend that much, it’s important to audit your mattress every eight to 10 years. A mattress change can mean better sleep. It’s the most important piece of furniture that we own—we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping!

QUIET YOUR MIND
Kelly Clarkson told Self Magazine that when she’s drifting off to sleep, that’s when many of her words and lyrics come to her. This can mean she has a hard time sleeping if she doesn’t jot them down because she’s thinking about them all night. Our society definitely struggles with quieting the mind and whether you are writing the next top hit or just your to do list for the week, leaving a notebook beside your bed can help free your mind before going to bed so that you are able to fall asleep easier.

AVOID SLEEP LOSS
Martha Stewart says she’d love more hours in the day and. because of that, she rises before dawn and sleeps only around four hours a night. Frequent sleep loss can be hazardous to your health and can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and poorer quality of life.

Make sure your bed is suitable for your sleep needs - speak to a sleep expert at Bed King to assist.


Bedding Cleaning Tips

WASH YOUR SHEETS, PILLOWCASES, AND COMFORTERS FREQUENTLY

Your sheets and pillowcases get the most direct contact with your body when you sleep, so it makes sense that they should be cleaned the most frequently.
"The longest you should wait before changing out your sheets is two weeks," says Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab. "Weekly is even better."
How often you wash your bedding will depend on whether or not you have a duvet or comforter. Comforters and duvet covers should be washed every week or two. If you consistently use a top sheet or blanket underneath your comforter, you may be able to stretch the time between washings to once a month.
Duvet covers protect the comforter insert from most dirt and oil, so the insert will only need to be washed a few times a year unless you’ve spilled something that has seeped through the cover.
Note: You should never try to cram your bedding into your washing machine. If your bedding is too large for your washer, you may need to visit a laundromat.

OCCASIONALLY WASH BLANKETS AND THROW PILLOWS

Blankets and throw pillows should be washed according to how frequently they’re actually used, so blankets and pillows used strictly for decorative purposes only need to be washed a few times a year. You should still air them out every few weeks to prevent dust from accumulating, especially if you’re allergy-prone.

AVOID COMMON WASHING MISTAKES

Be aware of these common mistakes when washing your bedding — unless you want to end up with a shrunken, wrinkled mess!
  • Never overload the washer. You shouldn’t cram your sheets or comforter into your washing machine, especially if your washer has an agitator in the middle. Your bedding won’t be able to move and get an even cleaning. Worst of all, there’s an increased chance of wrinkling and even tearing.
  • Don’t use the wrong setting. It's fine to wash your bedding on a regular cycle. Unless there’s a serious mess to clean, you don’t need to wash on a heavy-duty setting — it’s just a waste of water.
  • Avoid drying bedding for too long or on high heat. For the best results, you should tumble dry on a low heat setting for the shortest amount of time possible. It may be tempting to crank up the heat to minimize dry time, but you risk shrinking and wrinkling your sheets.
Keeping your linens clean is vital, but futile if your mattress is filthy. If you’re considering getting a new mattress or if you’re looking for beds, Cape Town to Johannesburg, visit Bed King’s online bed store here.


Wise Shopping Tips Before Buying A New Mattress

"You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both." – John Wildsmith

Thinking about buying a new mattress? Well, since you spend a third of your life in bed, you might as well invest in a comfortable place to rest after a long, hard day of toiling away in the salt mines. Instead of fretting about the intricate details of shopping for a new mattress, consider these practical tips before forking over your credit card information.

Choose the one that suits your needs. Comfort and support are highly subjective attributes, so it’s best to do your homework. Get to know the different kinds of mattresses that are currently available at your bed shop. If, for example, you want to relieve pain and soreness on your back, hips, and joints, a gel memory foam mattress may be the one that works best. You don’t have to worry anymore about spending an arm and a leg just to have a restful night’s sleep. According to a 2007 Consumer Reports investigation, most folks are quite happy with inexpensive models. So, shop smart and see which mattress fits your budget.
Give it a sleep trial first. Shoppers who spent 15 to 20 minutes testing mattresses were likely to be more satisfied with their potential new investment, according to Consumer Reports. Fortunately for you, Bedding Stock offers a 120-day comfort guarantee. So why spend only a few minutes lying on a bed when you can enjoy four solid months of actually sleeping on it? Research suggests that you should be able to experience sleeping on your back, stomach or on your side, whichever way you prefer, in order to get an overall feel of your new mattress.
Think of your bedmate. Unless you and your partner have the same preference when it comes to sleeping, you’d better consider his or her needs as well. Memory foam mattresses are known to have great motion isolation. To avoid disturbing your partner when you get out of bed, a memory foam mattress can effectively reduce bouncing or absorb movement. It is also a silent bed to sleep in, unlike innerspring mattresses which sometimes make squeaky noises.
The salient point is comfort. The reason for buying a new mattress is to be happy and content with sleeping on your bed each night. Having a restful night’s sleep is your end goal, plain and simple. The costly price of a mattress doesn’t automatically guarantee a superior product. Besides, they’re all relatively equal when it comes to quality. So if you’re looking to buy a new bed, at a reasonable price, from a reliable bed shop - visit The Bed King.




SOFA BEDS IN YOUR (SMALL) SPACE

City living means being creative with space. Europeans have mastered the combined bathroom-laundry room; the self-employed treat the kitchen table as a desk; small-space dwellers know that their couch — regardless of transformative ability — is a sleeper couch for small spaces.
When hosting guests, the challenge of small living becomes exponentially more difficult. How do you maintain a shared living space while also creating a comfortable place for your friends to rest, sleep, and generally function?
In this post, we’ll cover our best tips for choosing a sofa bed/ sleeper couch for small spaces.

THE SLEEPER COUCH: A BREAKDOWN.

Multitasking is hard. Experts suggest that it might actually be impossible. That makes sleeper couches’ challenge an even greater one: how can one piece of furniture be a stylish, inviting couch, and a comfy, supportive bed?

QUALITY MATTERS.

We all know how important sleep is. It impacts everything: your gut and digestion, thought clarity, physical wellness, and mood. We’ve all had a rough night of sleep. It doesn’t set you up for a great day. To help your guests put their best foot forward (and to subtly create a more relaxed hosting atmosphere), you’ve got to give them a comfortable place to conk out. However, when you’re working with minimal square footage, you’re looking at an oft-deflating air mattress or scrunching onto a small sofa. Yikes. Ditch the half measures. Your guests will thank you (and hopefully they’ll repay the hosting favor).

KEEP IT CLEAN.

When you’re bringing more bodies into a tight space, cleanliness is key. We don’t mean dusting. A space that appears busy to the eye can also feel overwhelming. Before your guests are due to arrive, tidy up knick-knacks or magazines that have accumulated over the week. Neutral colors help a room feel spacious and calm. If you’re a serial entertainer, consider transitioning the palette of your shared space towards warm, tonal neutrals.
A day before your guests arrive, clear room on tables and shelves, and if possible, designate storage space just for your guests. Giving them a place to keep their belongings gives them a sense of privacy, and allows your shared space to stay functional throughout their trip. Don’t have an extra dresser drawer? Don’t worry. Invest in a few wicker baskets and tuck them into a shelf or under a chair. They’ll camouflage as decor that just happens to be high-functioning.
For daytime, folding up the sleeper couch signals the transition from guest to communal space. A couch is also considerably less invasive. Unless you’re planning an all-day Netflix marathon make the bed … and then put it away.

CONSIDER YOUR SPACE.

When you only have one room, it needs to be flexible. It also offers the opportunity to intimately understand your space. Your couch needs to be a comfortable place to hang out, drink tea, and unwind at the end of the day, but maybe it also serves as a defacto workspace. Perhaps it needs to host up to 6 people for your weekly game night. Knowing your space means being able to accommodate every situation it throws at you, and ultimately makes your home feel bigger.
When you’re about to welcome guests, think about shared space first. Add over-the-door hooks to bathroom doors for guest towels and clothes. Hang toiletries bags on your door handle to keep them out of the way.
Next, think about how your guests experience your living space (AKA, their bedroom), and anticipate their needs. Does your window treatment keep the room dark enough for a comfortable rest? Is the room cold at night? Is there a lot of street noise? Offering a small fix, such as drapes to block light, or earplugs for a quieter evening, tells your guest that they are welcome. It also gives you an opportunity to see your space in a new light. Maybe thinking about your guests’ needs will prompt a new design direction for your living space!
View The Bed King’s great range of sleeper couches here and get started on creating a stylish and more functional living room/ spare bedroom in your home!

What You Need to Know about Restonic Mattresses

Mattress Type and Components:
Restonic offers innerspring, memory foam, latex and hybrid mattresses. All of the company’s current mattresses are sold as part of six exclusive collections.
  • The ComfortCare collection features innerspring mattresses constructed with gel memory foam comfort layers, and support cores with foam-encased pocketed coils and high-density base polyfoam. ComfortCare models are available in four firmness ratings: Euro Top, Pillow Top, Cushion Firm, and Firm.
  • The ComfortCare Limited collection also features innerspring mattresses. The comfort layers have a top layer of graphite latex, followed by a layer of gel memory foam; some models also feature a microcoil layer in the comfort system. The support core is designed with pocketed coils encased in foam and high-density base polyfoam, and the hand-tufted cover is made of wool and silk. ComfortCare Limited models come in four designs with different firmness ratings: Micro-Coil Boxtop, Ultra-Plush Boxtop, Cushion-Firm Boxtop, and Firm Euro Top.
  • The ComfortCare Hybrid Signature collection features mattresses with two layers of gel memory foam in the comfort system. The support cores are designed with pocketed coils encased in foam, followed by a layer of high-density base polyfoam. ComfortCare Hybrid Signature models come in six designs that vary by firmness level: Euro Top Quilted, Pillow Top Quilted, Plush Quilted, Firm Quilted, Plush Non-Quilted, and Firm Non-Quilted.
  • The HealthRest TempaGel collection includes memory foam mattresses with two layers of gel memory foam in the comfort layer and support cores constructed from high-density polyfoam.
  • The HealthRest Latex collection features mattresses with a latex layer in the comfort system and a support core made of high-density polyfoam.
  • The Brio collection consists of mattresses with latex and gel memory foam components in the comfort layer. The support core is made of high-density polyfoam.

What makes it so great:
  • Restonic mattresses are widely available online and at brick-and-mortar retail locations across the country.
  • Restonic innersprings and hybrids come in different firmness ratings to accommodate sleepers with varying sleep preferences.
  • Innersprings and hybrids from Restonic offer strong edge support, sleep relatively cool, and are considered responsive enough for sex.
  • Memory foam and latex models from Restonic conform closely to alleviate bodily pressure, produce little to no noise, and isolate motion to a significant extent.

For more details such as product specifications and warranty information of Restonic beds - speak to a sleep expert at The Bed King.




Buying Tips


The time may be right for you to start looking at getting a new bed for your kids bedroom. Choosing the right bed for your child which will fulfill their needs can go a long way to making sure you get value for your money. We’ve put together an explanation of what’s what when it comes to selecting beds and bunk beds.

Bed size:

You probably want to firstly consider the size of bed that will work best for you. Single beds (91 x 188cm mattress size) are great for smaller bedrooms and also perfect for kids who have just moved out of their cot. Don’t worry, you will still be able to cuddle up with your little one until they fall asleep. Three quarter beds (107 x 188cm mattress size) obviously take up a bit more space and are great for kids that are a bit bigger and like to sprawl out and perhaps have sleepovers with friends joining them.

Bed frames with slats:

Considering the right type of bed base will influence which type of mattress that can be used and how the bed will be used. If selecting a bed with slats then a foam mattress without springs must be selected. Springs don’t work on slatted bases as the spring support may not line up with a corresponding slat and the mattress warranty will therefore be null and void.


Bed frames with solid bases:

If a bed is selected with a solid base then any mattress can be used. This could also be ideal when selecting a bunk bed which has a solid base at the top as this creates a neater view from below. Solid bed bases don’t allow for as much mattress breathability as a slatted base so consider airing your mattress out every now and then.


Storage Beds:

Most bedrooms are in extra need of storage. Our storage under-beds make the most of your space in the bedroom, giving you extra room for storage as well as a comfortable night’s sleep. Some of our under-beds have dual functionality as either storage drawer or additional pull out bed.

Most beds at CLM have the option of adding an under bed.

Day beds:

Transform a day bed from a sofa by day into a bed during the night. These are ideal in teen bedrooms where friends are often hanging out with each other.

Bunk beds:

Ideal for children’s rooms, bunk beds are practical and a good solution for when you can’t fit two single beds in the bedroom. Many of our bunk beds have the additional option of an under bed for sleepovers. Our bunk beds are available in standard SA single and 3/4 mattress sizes or extra length European sizes.


Loft beds:

Loft beds are versatile and functional. You can use the space under the bed as a work-space, extra room for storage or to create a comfy seating area. Some loft beds come with built in desks.

The right mattress size:

Ensure you check the size of your bed when choosing your mattress, as some require a small single size (80cm x 180cm), some are standard SA single (91 x 188cm) and some are extra length (90 x 200cm). Some of our beds include mattresses-its all in the name.

Mattress Protectors:

Mattress protectors keep your mattress in a good condition for longer. Simply pop them in the wash every now and then to remove any dust mites or allergens.

And there you have it. No more wondering about what’s what when it comes to beds and bunks.

If you’re interested in kids beds that will suit all your little one’s needs - see what The Bed King has on offer, here.




Buying Tips


The time may be right for you to start looking at getting a new bed for your kids bedroom. Choosing the right bed for your child which will fulfill their needs can go a long way to making sure you get value for your money. We’ve put together an explanation of what’s what when it comes to selecting beds and bunk beds.

Bed size:

You probably want to firstly consider the size of bed that will work best for you. Single beds (91 x 188cm mattress size) are great for smaller bedrooms and also perfect for kids who have just moved out of their cot. Don’t worry, you will still be able to cuddle up with your little one until they fall asleep. Three quarter beds (107 x 188cm mattress size) obviously take up a bit more space and are great for kids that are a bit bigger and like to sprawl out and perhaps have sleepovers with friends joining them.

Bed frames with slats:

Considering the right type of bed base will influence which type of mattress that can be used and how the bed will be used. If selecting a bed with slats then a foam mattress without springs must be selected. Springs don’t work on slatted bases as the spring support may not line up with a corresponding slat and the mattress warranty will therefore be null and void.


Bed frames with solid bases:

If a bed is selected with a solid base then any mattress can be used. This could also be ideal when selecting a bunk bed which has a solid base at the top as this creates a neater view from below. Solid bed bases don’t allow for as much mattress breathability as a slatted base so consider airing your mattress out every now and then.


Storage Beds:

Most bedrooms are in extra need of storage. Our storage under-beds make the most of your space in the bedroom, giving you extra room for storage as well as a comfortable night’s sleep. Some of our under-beds have dual functionality as either storage drawer or additional pull out bed.

Most beds at CLM have the option of adding an under bed.

Day beds:

Transform a day bed from a sofa by day into a bed during the night. These are ideal in teen bedrooms where friends are often hanging out with each other.

Bunk beds:

Ideal for children’s rooms, bunk beds are practical and a good solution for when you can’t fit two single beds in the bedroom. Many of our bunk beds have the additional option of an under bed for sleepovers. Our bunk beds are available in standard SA single and 3/4 mattress sizes or extra length European sizes.


Loft beds:

Loft beds are versatile and functional. You can use the space under the bed as a work-space, extra room for storage or to create a comfy seating area. Some loft beds come with built in desks.

The right mattress size:

Ensure you check the size of your bed when choosing your mattress, as some require a small single size (80cm x 180cm), some are standard SA single (91 x 188cm) and some are extra length (90 x 200cm). Some of our beds include mattresses-its all in the name.

Mattress Protectors:

Mattress protectors keep your mattress in a good condition for longer. Simply pop them in the wash every now and then to remove any dust mites or allergens.

And there you have it. No more wondering about what’s what when it comes to beds and bunks.

If you’re interested in kids beds that will suit all your little one’s needs - see what The Bed King has on offer, here.




10 Tips To Upgrade Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house — and should be a cozy retreat for you to enjoy fully. Whether it's luxurious bedding, soothing color schemes, or unique accent pieces, paying close attention to your design decisions can result in a chic space for rest and relaxation. We invited 10 Dering Hall interior designers to share their take on the best ways to take a bedroom design to the next level.


Use One Color.

"Envelop a room in one color to make it cozy. Here we specified a deep blue color for the walls and a slightly darker tone for the trim for additional definition. I read somewhere that a blue bedroom can lower one’s blood pressure and improve the quality of your sleep. That’s enough to convince me. The soft white lacquered ceiling adds to the dreaminess." — Gideon Mendelson, Mendelson Group, Inc.


Be Patient.

"This finished bedroom, with planning and execution, took four months. The nightstands were custom, the wallpaper handmade, the bedframe, furniture, rugs, lighting and accessories took months to arrive from our vendors. Then we had to consider the electrical work, painting, application of the wallcovering, and the installation of the furniture. The takeaway is that a well-done room takes time, planning and patience, but the outcome is worth waiting for." — Douglas Stratton, Stratton Design Group



Make a Statement with Wallpaper.

"Wallpaper is a transformative way to create a statement in a room. This deGournay wallpaper with 12-carat white gold and aluminum accents is striking and serves as the foundation of the room, but its neutral colors allow for the freedom to add accent colors such as the moss green and magenta chosen for this space. Choosing neutral colors for a big-ticket item such as hand painted wallpaper will give you more versatility because you can always switch up the other colors in the room quite easily." — Paloma Contreras, Paloma Contreras Design


Enjoy the Luxury of High-Quality Bedding.

"We decorate a lot of bedrooms big and small and in lots of budget ranges, but the one item that makes the most difference is bedding for the beds. Make sure the bedding and duvet cover fit the bed. My personal taste is to have color and pattern in the bedroom that are soothing and conducive to relaxing." — Joe Human, designs by human.


Incorporate a Desk.

“I love adding a desk next to a bed when space allows. This creates an additional surface for letter writing, or a place to work on late-night projects with a laptop. It’s also the perfect place for a breakfast tray when that special someone wants to treat you to breakfast in bed." — Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors


Experiment with Textures.

"A monochromatic look mixed with various textures is a sexy combination. Pick luxurious textiles for your bed and a solid shag rug. High-contrast neutrals like black with ecru, browns and blues feel very serene. Instead of bold patterns and colors, use texture and tones to create an updated look." — Elena Calabrese, Elena Calabrese Design & Decor


Add Personal Touches.

"When decorating a master bedroom, we tend to lean towards a calming color palette and sculptural light fixtures. We also like to personalize the space with bedding. In this Upper East Side master bedroom in New York City, we created a dusty lavender color scheme with an accent of hand-embroidered wallpaper. The bedside pendants are like the jewelry and the metal nicely contrasts with the delicate flowers. The bedside tables personalize the space—vintage nesting tables for her and a Frampton Co table with storage for him." — Elena Frampton, Frampton Co


Consider a Dose of Drama to Add Personality.

"When designing for this young client we were given two leads: 1) purple is my favorite color, and 2) I like a bit of the exotic! We were then given free reign on this project so we chose to upholster the walls in purple velvet (wall upholstery in a master bedroom is a great way to create a cocoon and dampen sound). We custom designed the bed with a nod to the 'exotic' using a plum mohair with tufting and a unique cut-out. We used pierced brass hanging lanterns to continue the drama in the room." — Patrick Dragonette, Dragonette Ltd


Try Layering for an Inviting Environment.

"Good quality bedding and a calming, neutral color palette are key to creating an inviting bedroom environment. We like to layer accessories as well with throw blankets, pillows and, of course, a delicious smelling candle!" — Kristin Paton, Kristin Paton Interiors


Don't Forget the Details.

"Drapes and shades are a fundamental element to make a space feel warm, and I also like to use rugs to make the space feel softer. There should always be an inviting area to sit, read, and relax. As for lighting, I prefer warm, non-directional dimmable light such as cove light or from under a nightstand, and I hide outlets so the design isn't interrupted. I use artwork as an accessory to complement the overall design. And accessories like a carafe, a tray for jewelry, and books can make it feel more personal." — Deborah Wecselman, DWD Inc.


Want to design a marvelous bedroom in your home? Start at The Bed King near you. They offer exquisite linen, stylish bedroom furniture, beds and so much more - at wonderful prices.




Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/deringhall/2018/02/27/10-tips-to-upgrade-your-bedroom/#5591529e581f



How to Clean Your Memory Foam Pillow

Nature's Sleep Vitex Gel Pillows

Your favorite bed pillow is a highly personal choice. Some sleepers like a sturdy, solid pillow. Others prefer a squishable, soft pillow. But no matter your preference, regular cleaning is a must.

Think about it. Your bed pillow is one of the most used items in your home. All year long it cradles your head through the dark of night, heat of summer and late night snacks and spills. No wonder it deserves - and needs - a good cleaning.

The key to keeping a clean pillow is knowing what type of material is used inside. Whether you have solid memory foam, pocket spring pillows, natural down feathers, latex foam or polyester fiber pillows, the best thing you can do to protect your pillow is to use a removable pillow cover that is machine washable. The cover should be made from a breathable natural fiber like cotton, bamboo or linen and always used in addition to your regular pillow case. All Nature’s Sleep pillows have removable, washable cotton covers for easy care. Wash it at least monthly using hot water and more often during hot weather or if someone is ill.

If your favorite pillow is solid molded memory foam, you have a head start on maintaining a clean pillow because memory foam is naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to bacterial growth and dust mites. But it should still be cleaned once or twice a year and after any spills. The same cleaning technique can be used for regular memory foam, gel-infused memory foam or memory foam with gel inserts pillows.

Starting the Cleaning Procedure

If possible, clean your memory foam pillows on a breezy, warm day to hasten drying.

  1. Remove the outer covers of your pillow for top layer cleaning

Begin by removing the protective cover and tossing it in the wash.

  1. Sprinkle the pillow with baking soda, covering it well

Allow the baking soda to sit for at least an hour and then vacuum it away using the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum or a hand-held vac. This will leave your pillow smelling fresh and remove any dust or pet hair that might be on the pillow. Flip the pillow over and repeat

  1. Mix a small amount of a gentle detergent like one used for hand washing silk or wool in a bowl of lukewarm water to remove stains

Dip a clean white cloth into the detergent solution and gently rub from the outside of the stain toward the center. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is transferred. Once the stain is gone, dip a clean white cloth in plain water and blot to remove any remaining soap.

  1. Allow the pillow to air dry completely

If you must speed the drying process, use a hair dryer set on cool to dry the area.

A Deeper Cleaning

If your memory foam pillow needs a deep cleaning;

  1. Fill a large sink or bathtub with lukewarm water and a small amount of the gentle detergent

Completely submerge the pillow and squeeze gently to move the cleaning solution through the foam. NEVER place a solid foam pillow in a washer, even one with no center agitator. The movement - especially the final spin - is too harsh and can cause the foam to break.

  1. Rinse the pillow several times until the water runs clear

Gently squeeze to remove the water - no wringing!

  1. Allow the pillow to air dry on a flat, ventilated surface

Do not place in a dryer because the high heat can cause damage. To speed drying, use a portable fan. Depending on the thickness of the foam, it can take up to 24 hours for a pillow to dry completely.

With a clean pillow, your sleep will be better than ever.


If you think it’s time to replace your worn out pillows, or maybe to upgrade to fibre pillows or pocket spring pillows - visit The Bed King. Find out more about the benefits of a proper pillow at The Bed King.





CHOOSE THE CORRECT FILLING FOR YOUR PILLOWS AND DUVET


Choosing the filling in your duvet and pillows is as important as choosing good underwear. You would never choose to drink French Champagne from a plastic cup, so why would you place poor quality pillows and duvets in your beautiful linen? The type of filling and correct weight of your duvet and pillow are important for you to sleep well.

GOOSE & DUCK DOWN:

Down comes from the plumage of geese or ducks and has a luxurious softness. It is a natural light weight fibre and regulates heat. Down is a cluster of thousands of tiny fibres and has no quill. These clusters are found below the feathers on the belly and keep the bird warm. Goose and Duck down are similar. However, geese are larger than ducks and so their down clusters are larger and result in a fluffier feel and better insulation. Down can vary in colour from white to dark gray depending on the age and season in which the down was harvested. Goose-down is generally more expensive than duck-down.

FEATHERS:

The smaller feathers of ducks and geese are used in featherbeds and pillows. They do not provide insulation and are used mainly for support.

SILK:

Silk is a perfect natural alternative to down if you suffer from allergies because the protein structure of silk makes it an inhospitable environment for dust-mites. Like down, it regulates heat.

SYNTHETIC:

If you are allergic to down, hollow-fibre or micro-fibre pillows are an alternative. These are made

from polyester and usually have a cotton cover. They are relatively cheap but don’t have a good life-span as they flatten quickly. They are 100% man-made fibre and can be hot because it doesn’t ‘breathe’.

LATEX:

Latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. It is resistant to bacteria and a good choice if you suffer from allergies. Be aware that this foam can be made from either natural or synthetic rubber. Unlike memory foam, latex pillows bounce back to its original shape quickly and does not have that “sinking" feeling that you get with Memory foam.

There is nothing like a good quality down. It is by far the best insulator and has the ability to bounce back more than any other filling once its compressed. If cared for properly, it will outlast any other filling.


Unsure which filling to use for your pillows - contact The Bed King for expert advice and assistance. Find the perfect pillows on The Bed King’s wide range of pillow types.



Articel source: https://www.thehallcollection.co.za/choosing-your-pillows-duvet-filling/